Skip to main content

Who Should I Draft?

Brandon Woodruff or Blake Snell (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
41 of 51 experts
20%
Recommended by
10 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 14
Best Rank# 4# 8
Worst Rank# 27# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 37# 43
Best Rank# 32# 36
Worst Rank# 50# 49
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts191188
Wins1111
Saves00
ERA3.453.43
WHIP1.131.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 12# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 12# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 12# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 13# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 13# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 13# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 13# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 13# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 13# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 8# 16
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 11# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 11# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 4# 17
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 13# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 11# 14
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 15
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 16# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 13# 18
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 11# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 13# 14
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 13# 14
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 14# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 10# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 13# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 13# 12
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 13# 12
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 14# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 15# 12
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 15# 9
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 17# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 19# 8
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 19# 14
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 10
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1311
   
Games Started1311
   
Innings Pitched74.250.2
   
Wins34
   
Losses52
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5542
   
Earned Runs2518
   
Home Runs Allowed910
   
Strikeouts9163
   
Walks1818
   
ERA3.053.24
   
WHIP0.991.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3028
   
Games Started2928
   
Innings Pitched165.5151.4
   
Wins1111
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed141123
   
Earned Runs6358
   
Home Runs Allowed2019
   
Strikeouts191188
   
Walks4653
   
ERA3.453.43
   
WHIP1.131.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Brandon Woodruff
SP - MIL
Brandon Woodruff
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 Brandon Woodruff (9-9) took the loss Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on four hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 15th
Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
 The Brewers have scratched pitcher Brandon Woodruff from his start on Saturday due to a stomach bug. Eric Lauer will take the mound instead. Meanwhile, Woodruff's start has been moved back to Wednesday.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 11th
Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell left Sunday's game with tightness in his left adductor. He left after 11 pitches with a clean 2/3 innings pitched
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
 Brandon Woodruff (9-8) took the loss Monday against the Phillies, allowing four runs on nine hits across six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 6th
Blake Snell pitched a masterful game, not allowing a single base runner for the first six innings. He then gave up a two walks and a hit in the seventh to lose not only the perfect game but also the no-hitter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 Brandon Woodruff (9-7) earned the victory Tuesday against the Giants, allowing one run on five hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 1st
Blake Snell went seven innings on Tuesday, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
 Brandon Woodruff (8-7) picked up the win Wednesday against the Reds, tossing six scoreless innings while allowing four hits and zero walks. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 26th
Blake Snell finished the day pitching 7.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits while tallying up 10 strikeouts.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 26th
Notes 
 There were some skeptics after Woodruff succeeded in 2019 based largely on one pitch - his devastating fastball - but he put those concerns to rest in 2020. His ERA (3.05) and WHIP (0.99) were incredibly strong, particularly when you consider that he struck out more than 11 batters per nine innings. Woodruff's fastball hits rests at 96 MPH and is one of the better pitches in baseball, but his slider and changeup both made strides last year. The Brewers are reportedly planning to add about 100 innings to their starter's workloads last season, so pencil Woodruff in for roughly 175 extremely strong frames. You can survive with him as your fantasy ace, though he's best as an incredibly strong number 2.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Woodruff's 2020 season ranked in the 90th percentile in both xERA and xwOBA. He rates out well according to both FIP and Baseball Savant. It's fair to call him a good-to-great starting pitcher. The question becomes what kind of workload can we expect from Milwaukee's No. 1? Woodruff logged 73 2/3 innings last summer after posting a career-high 121 2/3 frames in 2019. The Brewers plan to add on 100 innings to each of their SP's workloads from last year. If you believe Woodruff will hold up then he's a wildly exciting SP2 in fantasy.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros